The Octagon Conference (also called the Second Quebec Conference) occurred from September 12 to 16, 1944, in Quebec City, Canada. The primary attendees were President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British prime minister Winston S. Churchill, and the Combined Chiefs of Staff (CCS). Canadian prime minister Mackenzie King served as host for the conference but did not attend significant meetings. In addition to papers and meeting minutes from the Octagon Conference, this collection also includes minutes from the CCS meetings in London in June 1944.
At the Octagon meetings, the participants discussed the invasion of France, including the progress of Operation Neptune, the cross-Channel portion of Operation Overlord. For the Pacific theater, the extent of British participation in the war against Japan was deliberated. One key discussion centered around the Burma campaign, including Operation Dracula, the airborne and amphibious attack on Rangoon. The most far-reaching exchange, however, concerned the allocation of postwar occupation zones in Germany.
Octagon was one in a series of high-level conferences held by the US and British leaders in Washington, DC; Casablanca; Quebec; Cairo; Tehran; Malta; Yalta; and Potsdam to formulate the Allied grand strategy. At the Tehran, Yalta, and Potsdam conferences, the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin was also in attendance and played an important role.
ISBN: 9780160939259 (Mobi) and ISBN: 9780160939280 are other formats of this product that are also available for free download. This entire World War II Inter-Allied Conferences series available for free download includes the following products:
Arcadia Conference (Washington, DC), December 24, 1941–January 14, 1942: ISBN 9780160938870 (Mobi); ISBN 9780160938863 (ePub); ISBN 9780160938887 (PDF)
Post-Arcadia Conference (Washington, DC), January 23-May 19, 1942: ISBN 9780160938900 (Mobi);
ISBN 9780160938894 (ePub); ISBN 9780160938917 (PDF)
Casablanca Conference (Morocco), January 14–24, 1943: ISBN 9780160938931 (Mobi);
ISBN 9780160938924 (ePub); ISBN 9780160938948 (PDF)
Trident Conference (Washington, DC), May 12–25, 1943: ISBN 9780160938795 (Mobi);
ISBN 9780160938788 (ePub); ISBN 9780160938801 (PDF)
Quadrant Conference (Quebec City, Canada), August 14–24, 1943: ISBN 9780160938825 (Mobi);
ISBN 9780160938818 (ePub); ISBN 9780160938832 (PDF)
Sextant Conference (Cairo, Egypt), Eureka Conference (Tehran, Iran), and the Second Cairo Conference (Egypt), November 22–December 7, 1943: ISBN 9780160938856 (Mobi); ISBN 9780160938849 (ePub);
ISBN 9780160939266 (PDF)
Argonaut Conference (Malta and Yalta, Soviet Union), January 30–February 11, 1945:
ISBN 9780160939303 (Mobi); ISBN 9780160939297 (ePub); ISBN 9780160939242 (PDF)
Terminal Conference (Potsdam, Germany), July 17–August 2, 1945: ISBN 9780160939235 (Mobi);
ISBN 9780160939310 (ePub); ISBN 9780160939327 (PDF)